4 Fall Activities For Boaters

The sun may be shining less, and the air may be cooler, but there are plenty of reasons not to be sad—even if the best of boating season is ending. Instead of thinking about what you can’t do, there are plenty of things you can do, plus great places to visit. So, get on board the waves of happiness and discover additional excitement about the boating world even as summer fades.

  • Fabulous Fall Boating

    Autumn brings about many changes—even around the water. During the fall season in northern regions, boating and fishing can also be more peaceful and relaxing since there is typically less activity. The changing leaves are a pleasure to view from the water in many places, and it can even be nice to sip on some hot apple cider or pumpkin spice latte to enhance the taste of the season. If cooler weather on the water isn’t your thing, head south to a few hot-spot locations in Florida, such as the Florida Keys, or join our team along with other boating enthusiasts on a MarineMax Getaways!® adventure beyond.
  • Time for Rest and Refresh

    Consider this type of R&R the best time to revitalize and rejuvenate your boat. Boats can use some TLC, too, and the off-season is the perfect time! Whether you want to upgrade electronics, need maintenance, a deep cleaning, or want to winterize and let your vessel rest, our certified technicians are ready when you are. Especially for northern regions, our team can also shrink wrap boats as well. Setting up service online or via the MarineMax app is simple.
  • Plan Your Itinerary for Next Season

    Another beneficial thing to do ahead of the next boating season is prep and prepare for your next great adventures on the water. Although it may sound simplistic enough, this can take planning, especially if you want to make longer trips for multiple days and stops while having enough time to explore destinations on land as well. You’ll want to be sure you have enough time, food, supplies, and fuel while preparing for various weather conditions. Also, to help chart your future course and enhance safety, take some time to download these beneficial boating apps. Additionally, if you’re looking to upgrade your on-the-water ride—with year-end specials and new models hitting the showroom floor, now is the time to do so!
  • ‘Tis the Season for Boat Shows

    Although there may not be as many boats on the water come fall, there will be plenty to see at some of the biggest and most exciting shows starting soon! Get ready because the beginning of boat show season is kicking into gear with the latest innovations and thrilling new products. Besides the major shows, such as the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show happening October 25 -29, 2023, and the Discover Boating Miami International Boat Show scheduled for February of 2024, MarineMax has many local ones listed on our boat show page. Additionally, since it can be overwhelming with all the boats and action at some of the larger events, you can always pre-plan with these tips, and perhaps we’ll see you there!
  • Although all good things come to an end, it can also be the start of a whole new boating chapter. For more information on these events and other exciting things to do as the cooler weather trickles in, contact your local MarineMax.
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